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Welcome to Painting Pro Times where industry experts provide the latest information on industry trends as well as valuable news, and product information.
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Have you heard about the happy, rich paint professional? This individual is a top craftsman that has grown annual revenue by keeping clients for years. Referrals are plentiful; now it is a choice of accepting the best projects, rather than bidding and more bidding. Vendors and competitors alike know and respect the operation. Employees are capable to perform high end techniques, while the next generation of crew members elbow one another for a chance to get into the company’s training system.
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STOP Selling
Stop selling and starting leading…Part of motivating others is appealing to their ideals. Another part is animating the vision and breathing life into it. To enlist others, you need to help them see and feel how their interests and aspirations align with the vision. In sales, the classic example of this is the test drive. The reason sellers want car shoppers to get behind the wheel and take it for a spin right away is simple. There’s no better way to see and feel what it would be like to own that vehicle than by driving it.
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Regulatory Review
OSHA Construction Standards
Despite its high fatality rate, construction can be a safe occupation when workers are aware of the hazards, and their employer implements an effective Safety and Health Program. There are numerous hazards that can lead to serious injury in the construction industry. The hazards addressed in this eTool* have been selected because statistics show they cause most construction-related fatalities. An effective Safety and Health Program should focus on these areas to help ensure that potentially fatal accidents are prevented.
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Website 101
Building a website might sound like an overwhelming task for small business owners with limited tech skills and small budgets. The good news is that if you’ve been operating without a website, then you probably don’t need a complicated, custom solution to create an online presence for your business. This beginner’s guide will help get you online in no time.
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Website Cost & Options for Small Businesses
“How much does a website cost?” is a common question for small business owners, and it’s one that can only be answered by considering several other factors.
How will the site be used? Are you selling online? How diverse are your markets and visitors? Will it be membership-based? Can the operator perform maintenance, or will a vendor need to be paid for those functions? And so on.
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Industry News
AkzoNobel: The Largest Clean-up in History
Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup Boyan Slat shares what it’s like to be the mastermind behind a new, innovative way to clean the ocean of plastic. Click here for more      
BEHR Marquee Interior
BEHR Marquee Interior: It’s Got Potential Click here for more      
Proudly Particular
It’s like watching paint dry; that’s how the world describes boredom. But some of you know paint can bring a wall to life. Click here for more      
Graco Unveils Powerful Electric Fireproofing Pump
Breakthrough piston pump delivers power, performance and portability Click here for more      
PPG Wind Power Coating Solutions (1.55)
What do you get when you combine aerospace and automotive coatings? Click here for more      
RPM Declares Quarterly Dividend
RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.32 per share, payable on April 30, 2018 to stockholders of record as of April 17, 2018. Click here for more      
New Self-Cleaning Exterior Coating from Sherwin-Williams
Sherwin-Williams is announcing the launch of Loxon Self-Cleaning Acrylic Coating, a product specifically engineered for exterior, above-grade masonry to provide a clean and attractive look with high-performance protection. Click here for more      
EPA Clarifies RRP Work After Disasters
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today provided needed clarification to the information it had posted regarding emergency renovations under the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. Click here for more      
Invisibility Material Created…A “real” Harry Potter Cloak
Based on fictional dinosaurs and squid, technology could protect soldiers and structures... Click here for more      
Types of Coatings & US Market Revenue by Segment
The largest segment of the paint industry produces architectural coatings - including professional contractor and consumer paints - which make up more than half of the total volume of coatings produced annually in the United States. Click here for more      
Product Introductions
Titan® Red Series® Airless Spray Guns
Grasp the future with Titan’s Red Series®, innovative spray guns built for the way you work. The RX-Apex is the newest addition built with practical innovations like the Infinity Packing™ , an ultra-customizable grip and All-Day Trigger™, delivering more comfort and making jobsite life easier. Watch the video and find out more at titantool.com/RedSeries.        
Sherwin-Williams
Duration Home® Paint and Primer in One features exclusive cross-linking technology that actually repels stains. It also has advanced stain-blocking technology to seal in stains already on your walls. Duration Home goes on smoothly and quickly, offers excellent hide and features Moisture Resistant Technology.
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Featured Videos
New Titan RX-Pro™ Airless Spray Gun
An innovative spray gun built for the way you work, giving you ultimate comfort and control.
Upcoming Industry Events
International Workshop & Tech Tour
London and Oxford
May 22 - 27, 2018
Wallcovering Installers Association - WIA Convention
Denver, CO
Sept 13 - 15, 2018
Knowledge Test
1. An old school color, Indian Yellow, was made from dried cow urine:
2. It is best if there is a Safety Walkaround Inspection to:
3. In new construction, what is the most expensive building segment per square foot?
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